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Amy Gail  Hansen, founding member of the Algonquin Area Writers Group joined visited the Algonquin Library for a presentation on how her novel “Butterfly Sister” evolved and her experiences publishing. After the presentation, Amy signed copies of her book.

For several years Amy worked as a journalist for Pioneer Press during the day and worked on her novel on the side. During this time, she brought excerpts from the book to our Algonquin Area Writers Group critique sessions.

The book evolved over the years incorporating feedback from our group, book agents and publishers. “Butterfly Sister” is published by Harper Collins and is available in bookstores and on Amazon.com.

Butterfly Sister a novel by Amy Gail Hansen

Butterfly Sister a novel by Amy Gail Hansen



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Rebels Divided

Rebels Divided, a sequel to The Rebel Within but also a good stand-alone story, is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and other outlets.

After the Second American Civil War, the Federal Union pursues a world without men by rounding up the remaining males.

Annabelle is a tomboy who lost her parents at age three. Despite her rebellious acts against a conformist society, the state pushes her to become a cop intern at age 16 to catch escaped boys. Then she’s forced to choose between joining the elite military unit that took her parents or being torn from her beloved sister and adoptive mom. Meanwhile, she meets a handsome boy who escaped prison, and helps him get away.

While facing a cop intern boss who hates her, a military commander who demands too much, and an amazon bully who won’t leave her alone, Annabelle struggles with conscience. Will she risk everything by hunting for her imprisoned birth mother and helping escaped boys avoid the federal roundup? Can she stand up to the amazon? Will she survive the rigorous military qualifying program so she won’t be sent away, while remaining true to herself and protecting her family?

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I wanted to let you know I’m hosting a free Kindle ebook promotion on June 16, 19 & 20 (2013) for The Rebel Within. Go ahead and download a free copy of the ebook on those days at Kindle. Also, go ahead and let your friends know in case they might want to download.

In addition, I’ve just published a sequel (3 years later) titled Rebels Divided and a separate short story called Watching You. Both are available on Amazon Kindle as follows:

Rebels Divided

Watching You

Rebels Divided will be available shortly in trade paperback, just like The Rebel Within. I will announce this on my website.


Lance Erlick




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Hello Fellow Authors,

Check out this flyer about author events and programs at the Ela Area Library in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Contact the library for more information.

Ela Area Library author programs

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Let the snow fly and the cold winds blow outside. Join us at the Algonquin Library Sunday January 13, 2013 from 2-2:30 for An Insiders Guide to Hawaii with frequent island traveler April M. Williams.
Shake off those winter blues with a virtual trip to Hawaii. Our local expert April M. Williams brings you the “must see” sites and gems only locals know about. Get recommendations for budget travel to luxury stays. Learn the local lingo and what foods you may see.
The program at the Algonquin Library Main Library 2600 Harnish Dr. Algonquin, IL 60102  is open to all. Registration or information call 847.458.6060 or online.
For information on other CyberLife Tutors classes, workshops, presentations, visit our online calendar.

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Meet Elizabeth Berg on Thursday, April 26!

Come one, come all! No need to be an Algonquin cardholder to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Berg, New York Times bestselling author of Durable Goods, Open House – an Oprah Book – and many others as she shares her love of books, writing, readers, libraries and excerpts from her new book! She will also introduce first time author Betsy Woodman, author of Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes.

Enjoy dessert, coffee, tea & soft drinks, conversation and book signing. Brain Snacks Bookstore will be selling books. This is a ticketed event and registration will begin on March 1. Please come to the main or branch library to reserve your seat and pick up your ticket. Limit of 2 tickets per person.

Everyone is welcome to join the book club discussions that are reading Elizabeth Berg books, just ask at the circulation desk for a copy:

April 5 Thursday 7pm:          Book Clubbers – Last Time I Saw You
April 6 Friday 10am:             Spine Crackers – Durable Goods
April 19 Thursday 7pm:       Nite Readers – Ordinary Life

Event Location:         Golf Club of Illinois

1575 Edgewood Drive

Algonquin, IL
Registration Ends:                 4/22/2012 at 5:00 PM

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He’s speaking at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines next week – April 27 – at 6:00. It’s a free event.

More here

Apparently his plays have been produced in: Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Charville, France.

Am throwing up now.

As of today I’m planning to go next week. If I do I’ll take notes and maybe some video (I’ve had trouble uploading my iPhone videos to YouTube), and will post about it here. If I can get the video to work I’ll post a YouTube embed, too.

I think they call this KARMA.

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